Is it normal for a rooster to "cock a doooo"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rebecca10782, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Our rooster "cock a doooo's" instead of "cock a doodle doooo" Is this normal? I'm just curious.
     
  2. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is your rooster and when did he start to do this? [​IMG]
     
  3. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    He has done this since he started crowing and he is about six months old now.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's normal. No two roosters sound exactly alike and it takes em awhile to perfect their crow. Mine left the do off the end for a few months.
     
  5. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Yeah, they change a little as they mature. For the longest time my roo, Perkins, would crow with a high pitch at the end that made it sound like a question!

    Er-er-er-er? [​IMG]

    ~Rebecca
     
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
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    Rusty is over a year old and at the end of his crow, sometimes, it sounds like a little more air is escaping... lol!

    I thought something was wrong with him until I heard my neighbor's rooster do it.
     
  7. mudman

    mudman Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere that most roos only crow 4 syllables, not 5 like when we imitate. My silkie roo only has 3 audible syllables, my OEGB has 4.
     
  8. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my bantam roo has a very distinct tiny little half cockadoodledoo. Its about half the cockadoodledoo of the standard rooster across the street.
    Mine is full grown.
     

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